An academic poster is a summary of your research, scholarly, or creative project in a visually engaging way. It must be academically sound, highlighting the context of your work (through photographs, maps, etc.), your methods, and results (with graphs, charts, photographs, etc.).
The poster should be able to stand on its own as a clear, logical presentation of your work, without any explanation from you.
With your poster presentation, you should prepare a two to five minute summary of your project that you will deliver to the audience. Then offer to answer questions. If you don’t know an answer, admit it, speculate with the person, or ask what s/he thinks. Be sure to check to see if your listener understands the technical aspects of your explanation and if what you’re saying makes sense.
Posters typically include many of the sections listed below (starred items are required).